(FOX NEWS) – Congress must be "sleeping at the wheel" for allowing China to purchase nearly 200,000 acres of agricultural land on U.S. soil, a former top Air Force official told Fox News.
A Chinese food manufacturer, the Fufeng Group, recently purchased 370 acres of farmland 16 miles from the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, which houses a highly sensitive drone program. Military officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle raised concerns after the purchase, but Nicolas Chaillan, who was previously the Air Force's chief software officer, said he has not seen Congress take action to stop such acquisitions.
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"It's almost like we are willingly letting China get a massive foothold in the United States," Chaillan told Fox News. "Of course, we are a free market, but we shouldn't also be imbeciles."